The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a youth award programme which provides students with the chance to develop their endurance and enhance their abilities through an exciting programme of volunteering, physical activities and skills based tasks.
Usually students at high school will start with the Bronze level in Year 9, progressing to Silver in Year 10 and leading to the highly regarded Gold Award in Years 12 and 13.
Duke of Edinburgh offers a range of transferable skills through one activity and that demonstration of commitment is also why the award is highly rated by both universities as well as participants.
Participation fee: Bronze Award £21, Silver Award £21, Gold Award £28.
Additional costs for activities, transport, expedition and schools operational fees.
3-12 months Volunteering in your chosen skill subject depending on Award level.
2-4 day expedition depending on Award level.
Activities and events are usually administered by the school.